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september 23, 2015

MCACC begins Adoption Ambassador program

There are approximately 1,000 animals at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) shelters and the agency is eager to place them into loving homes. MCACC will be participating in the ASPCA’s (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Adoption Ambassadors program. Due to the past success of the program in several states, MCACC is hopeful that the Adoption Ambassadors will also make a difference at its shelters.

september 23, 2015

Chain stores you probably didn't know allowed pets

For many pet lovers, bringing a furry friend along on a shopping trip would be the perfect way to spend a day. While many big-name chain stores do have a "service dogs only" policy, you may be surprised to know that a number of them will in fact allow you to shop with your Shih-Tzu or browse with your bulldog.

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MULLET OVER BY JAMES K. WHITE  |  september 23 , 2015

Eating bats

james k white In some cultures, those flying mammals called bats are a common part of the diet. Inhabitants in places such as Ghana, China, Thailand, Guam and Australia not only consume bats but commonly see the Chiroptera featured on café menus. One caveat: medical research indicates people who eat bats suffer increased instances of SARS, Ebola and dementia. I do think that I would have to develop dementia prior to eating bats.

BOOK NOOK   |  JULY 8, 2015

chattoCave Creek area featured in new Apache Wars novel

The new novel, “Chatto’s Promise” traces the deadly raid by the Apache warrior, Chatto, and his band of 21 raiders through the area near Cave Creek in 1883.